Norbert Dawalibi


  • Experienced CEO of technology based companies.
  • Former President & CEO of RFID Technology company Sirit Inc. which was successfully sold to Federal Signal in 2010.
  • Former President & CEO of Psion Teklogix, a leader in rugged mobile computing solutions.
  • Senior executive roles in a number of IBM divisions including Software, Large Scale Computing and Networking Systems.
  • Received Electrical Engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique, Université de Montréal

John Gannon

President and CEO, Blue Spark Technologies, Inc.

  • Investment Principal and one of the four general partners since the inception of SunBridge Partners in 2004.
  • Co-founded the venture capital firm Equitek Capital in 2000.

John DeFord, Ph.D.

  • Chairman and CEO, Samothrace Medical Innovations, Inc.
  • Retired Executive Vice president and CTO for Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), a global medical technology company.
  • Former Senior Vice President, Science, Technology and Clinical Affairs, C.R. Bard.
  • Former President and CEO of Cook Incorporated, a privately held medical device manufacturer.

James M. Petras

  • Managing Director of Capital One Partners, the parent of Early Stage Partners, since 1993.
  • Involved in virtually all of the transactions of Capital One and served as Chairman or a Director for many of its portfolio companies.
  • Formed Cleveland-based Wolfensohn Ventures, L.P., a $50 million investment fund in 1988.

Cecilia A. Cruickshank

  • Private Investor.
  • Retired from Cruickshank Capital Management founded to serve high-net-worth investors and private foundations.
  • Successful record of portfolio out-performance over more than three decades.
  • Chartered Financial Analyst.